Letting Go – Changes

Having to make with a decision I can live with required me to turn my back on what I’ve known for almost half my life. That sucked.

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Empowerment.

At an event I was in-charge of recently, a friend came over and told me this,”Don’t keep saying you’re not good at this. You keep saying that you’re not good, there’s no need for that. You’re already doing it.”

Dyslexia – Small change, big difference (links and resources)

*Disclaimer: I’m sharing about this because I care about students, colleagues and parents who are affected by it. I’m no expert at this. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong about anything. I only reference websites I believe are reliable sources of information.  If there is one myth I could dispel about dyslexia it would be this:…

Undecided fear

Once, I gave a journal prompt on ‘My fears’ to a class of 9-year-olds. Here are the top 3 most common fears: Ghosts The dark High places While reading their journal entries, I started reflecting on my own. At that time, I concluded that my fear was of death. I don’t want to die. Who…

Edinburgh – Hike up Arthur’s Seat

Arthur’s Seat is the highest peak of a set of hills formed by an extinct 2000-year-old volcano set in Holyrood Park. It’s 251 metres above sea level and provides a great view of Edinburgh City. That’s what I Wikipedia-ed. When I heard about Arthur’s seat, I just assumed it was shaped somewhat like the throne for a…

8 thoughts in transit – Internship 101

When I thought about myself working outside of teaching, I imagined getting a job in an office where I’m the most junior in the team that’s only part of a larger department doing things like running a marketing campaign for instance. I pictured myself being the clueless person taking notes, following instructions given by senior…

Teachers are salespeople (presentation slide repackaging resources)

“Because you’re such a good salesman, and if you go work for a company, they’re going to use you as a salesman. If you’re going to be a salesman, you might as well be selling something worthwhile, like education” -Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture While teaching, I’ve never forgotten this quote. Every teacher knows that…